Conventional Medicine’s “War on Cancer” – Examining the Truth

Jan 11, 2009 by

Conventional Medicine’s “War on Cancer” – Examining the Truth

Another common deception of mainstream medicine is to quote “response rates”, which is defined as having a 50% tumor shrinkage for a period of twelve months. It has nothing to do with cure rates or long term survival, but it is the statistic that is often quoted to patients by their oncologists.

Yet another deception is the use of the term “remission” to imply cure, when it is nothing of the sort. As “the Cancer Tutor” Webster Kehr writes in “The War Between Orthodox Medicine and Alternative Medicine”:

‘First of all, the National Cancer Institute defines “remission” as:

‘A decrease in or disappearance of signs and symptoms of cancer. In partial remission, some, but not all, signs and symptoms of cancer have disappeared. In complete remission, all signs and symptoms of cancer have disappeared, although cancer still may be in the body.(3)

‘What exactly does this definition mean relative to the three “treatment decision criteria”? You, the citizen, are supposed to assume that “remission” means a person is cured of their cancer. But that is not what the definition states. It states there is an absence of “signs and symptoms.” So is there a correlation between the absence of “signs and symptoms” and the three treatment decision criteria above?

‘Generally, the determination of remission is based on a reduction in the size of the tumor or in the change of some tumor marker. These things may indicate the number of cancer cells in the body, but they are very, very crude estimates of the number of cancer cells in the body. These numbers also do not measure the pain and suffering of the patient (i.e. the quality of life) or the status of the immunity system, which is very, very important if all of the cancer cells have not been killed.’

Then there is what is likely the greatest mainstream deception of all: the millions of people who are diagnosed with cancer, but actually die from the damages done by chemotherapy and radiation, most frequently major organ failure. All of those deaths are recorded as due to cancer. Though that does not bolster the mainstream cancer treatment success rates, it helps hide the dangers and deaths due to mainstream treatments.

It should be plain that the war against cancer is not being won — and to continue to claim otherwise after over half a century begs the question of why such obviously false and misleading claims and statistics continue to be the reason that this campaign is allowed to continue without question. In this respect, one is reminded of the Vietnam War, where we were told that we won every battle and that we killed many more of the enemy in every engagement. And yet the war was a failure and in the end we admitted it, stopped deceiving the public, and moved on to a different approach to stop the needless loss of lives. Today it appears that the war with Iraq will ultimately end the same way.

The war against cancer has lasted much longer and we have lost millions and millions of lives. After over half a century of failure, one has to ask how long will it take to admit it, stop deceiving the public, and move on to a different approach to stop the needless loss of lives?

“In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties.” – Henri-Frederic Amiel 1828-1881

“Nature alone can cure disease. Doctors cannot heal. They can only direct the sufferer back to the pathways of health. Nature alone can create, and healing is re-creation.” – Dr. Willaim S. Sadler

“Unless the doctor of today becomes the dietitian of tomorrow, the dietitian of today will become the doctor of tomorrow.” – Dr. Alexis Carrol (Famous Biological Scientist and head of the Rockefeller Institute)


1. Dr. Ralph Moss and Webster Kehr, the “Cancer Tutor”

2. Tanya Harter Pierce, Dr. Rath Foundation

3. NCI


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  1. Beverly

    This is so right on! It is disturbing that our society believes what these unethical or brain-washed doctors and big pharma are telling them. I know from experience that many doctors only want to prescribe drugs, they either don’t care or don’t know how much healthier we can be if we eat pure foods and use the natural aides God provided us with.


    politicans do nothing but lie to us why would the drug companies be any different.the doctors know no different they are just puppets over payed at best

  3. Ricknick

    I guess PT Barnum was right, there is a sucker born every minute. You people will believe anything you here. How many people does it take to die from these “Alternative Cancer” treatment centers. I guess it is because I live close to Seattle where the do quite a bit of experimental cancer testing. Most these other places have only testimonial but no hard facts. I have seen it over and over again, where independent agencies come in and say ok, lets see your documentation, lets see what you did step by step and they can’t produce it. I believe that 60 minutes even did a piece on the leading alternative cancer researcher and they couldn’t produce facts. I have people that would have been dead a few years ago but are now alive because of the strides they have made in cancer research, one of them has Multiple Myloma and got it at the age of 25 and this was about 7 years ago, only one of two cases ever diagnosed from someone that young getting that in the US. Normally an older persons, 65 and up disease. You can believe what you want but at least do some research. We have some very good cancer clinics here in the US and Seattle has a couple of the best.

  4. Ricknick

    There is a Cancer Alliance in Seattle between the Fred Hutchenson Cancer Center, Virginia Mason and Children’s Hospital that does some pretty ground breaking work. Don’t think they have made any strides, go visit any of them especially Children’s though and see the children there that would had died just a few years ago. It is easy to complain and buy into this hype, but none of it has been proven. Has some great testimonials, but no hard facts or documented trials. I guess I am going to have to go write myself a cancer/garage sale book to make some extra money.


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